May 15th 2012 Issue

Breeding peaches

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New peach varieties from MSU are expected to fill the gaps in the profile of the Michigan peach industry.

Later and later cherries

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Sweetheart, a late-season cultivar developed at the Summerland research center in British Columbia, Canada, is the second-most planted variety [...]

In support of peach breeding

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Peach breeder Bill Shane (left) and Michigan Peach Sponsors President Kurt Weber enjoyed the annual educational meeting they jointly [...]

Future of IR-4 in question

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More than a hundred specialty crops producers and their organizations have signed on to an effort to convince Congress [...]

Spotlight on apple skin problems

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Cracks in the fruit cuticle can form soon after bloom (back), exposing the underlying hypodermal cells to air, stimulating [...]

New group begins work

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A new marketing and research group has consolidated the California cherry industry into one voice, says Chiles Wilson, chair [...]

Good to Know: Irrigation scheduling

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Troy Peters, left, checks the irrigation scheduler on his phone in a cherry orchard with Sean Hill, AgWeatherNet Web [...]

Neonicotinoids and bees

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A spate of new studies came out this spring, all of them seeking to link neonicotinoid insecticides to mortality [...]

Antisplit agents help

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SureSeal, a new protective coating, at right, patented by Oregon State University that stretches as the fruit grows, needs [...]

Cherries must be RELIABLY FIRM

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Delayed harvest can lead to more problems with pitting and pebbling of cherries.
Courtesy of Peter Toivonen, Agriculture and [...]